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What's on in Wellington this month

Your monthly guide to the hottest events in Wellington. Check out what's on the calendar of good times this June.

NZ Art Show

Whether you're an avid art appreciator or looking to grow your collection, this four-day festival of affordable NZ art offers something for everyone. Browse thousands of artworks by established and emerging artists and meet the creatives in person.

Black Swan, White Swan

In this eloquent re-telling of an international ballet classic, the Royal New Zealand Ballet presents Swan Lake like you've never seen it before. This stripped down version by Slovak choreographer, Mário Radačovský, is a beautiful adaptation for the 21st century.

Kia Mau Festival

The annual indigenous theatre festival returns to Wellington for its fifth year, with around 160 artists performing across a variety of stages this June. 

The Weta Cave turns 11

The Weta Cave has reached the lofty age of 11 and it’s hosting a week of fun events to celebrate, including free demos and pop quizzes.

The Wiggles - The Wiggle Fun Tour

Hot potato! The world’s favourite children's entertainers are coming to the capital with all their favourite friends in tow. Expect a colourful performance that'll keep the young and young-at-heart entertained.

Wellington Jazz Festival

For a foot-stomping, toe-tapping good ol' time, warm your soul this winter with Wellington Jazz Festival. Choose from more than 100 gigs across the city, featuring the world's finest local and international artists.

Tuatara Open Late Celebrates 5 Years

City Gallery’s popular monthly late-night fest is turning five-years-old. Celebrate with special talks, live performances and birthday treats.

West Side Story

Hailed as one of the longest running West End shows of all time, this is your chance to see a truly iconic theatre performance right here in Wellington, ahead of its international tour.

The Monkees

Hey hey, the Monkees are coming to town! See Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz perform their most infection pop hits including 'Last Train to Clarksville', 'I'm a Believer' and many more.

Professor Brian Cox

World famous Professor of Particle Physics, Brian Cox, is back in Wellington with his new show! Learn about the Big Bang, black holes, and everything in between in this ground-breaking show that presents science in a fun, exciting and ground-breaking manner.

Second Unit

Don't miss the most highly anticipated event for warm blooded bodies this winter. Star as an extra on a spooky film set and experience live-action drama where nothing is quite as it seems. 

Hurricanes vs Blues

Warm up your winter with what is set to be a heated match between the Hurricanes and their Auckland rivals, and one of Wellington's favourite players - Ma'a Nonu - will be on-deck for the occasion.  

Late Night Knife Fight

See Wellington's best improv artists and most promising rookies battle it out for the top spot in this monthly clash. Three teams will go head-to-head each month as they face-off against each other in a battle of wit, humour, and clever tactics.

The Wellington Pun Battle Championships

Wellington's most prolific pun battle is back, with worse word-play than ever! See the capital's wordiest nerds pit it out against each other in an hilarious head-to-head pun-off. 

The Pink Floyd Experience

The Pink Floyd Experience returns to Wellington to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Pink Floyd's world famous album, The Wall. With a show that promises to be more epic than ever before, this is one 2019 live performance that should not be missed.

Barber of Seville

With a reputation for being one of the craziest operatic comedies ever written, you'll be doubled-over in hysterics during Rossini’s razor-sharp technicolour production of The Barber of Seville. 

Matariki ki Pōneke - Wellington Sky Show

Gather your friends and family and celebrate Māori New Year at this spectacular fireworks display over Wellington harbour. Find the perfect perch on the waterfront just after dusk and see the sky light up. For a full list of Matariki events happening around the region, head to: 

Ahi Kā

Celebrate and learn about the Māori New Year with fire, food, friends and whānau. See some of New Zealand's finest Māori performers and storytellers and experience a stunning light parade.